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Pioneering: A passion for inventing
Amazon's evolution from online bookstore to device manufacturer, publishing service, global marketplace, fulfilment network and cloud computing provider is driven by our passion for pioneering and inventing on customers' behalf. The world's best inventors come to Amazon to build new technologies and services that improve the lives of customers: consumers, sellers, content creators, and developers around the world. Read more
Innovation
We're a company of builders. Of pioneers. It's our job to make bold bets, and we get our energy from inventing on behalf of customers. Here are just some of the innovations pioneered by Amazon, and we're always looking for the next one.

Amazon Partners with UK Government to explore safe use of drones for delivery

We are pleased to announce a new programme with the UK Government to explore the steps needed to make the delivery of parcels by small drones a reality for our customers.

Technology at work

Over the past 20 years, Amazon has developed from a small seller working from a garage in Seattle, to a global company with 300 million worldwide active customer accounts. In Europe alone, we have a thriving network of 40 fulfilment centers in seven countries. In 2015, we shipped over one billion units to our many customers across Europe.

Amazon recognised as Female Tech Employer of the Year 2019

The award by Women in Tech, a leading careers and advice outlet, is in recognition of Amazon’s dedication to helping women succeed in the technology sector.

Small British businesses use Alexa to innovate

Laundrapp, a dry cleaning business in London, uses Alexa to innovate in a 150-year-old industry.

Entrepreneur builds the bank of the future in the cloud

After the banking crisis of 2008, Anne Boden saw the opportunities offered by new technologies as the key to redefine the relationship between banks and their customers. At 50, she set out to build the bank of the future. Today, her mobile-only Starling Bank serves customers all over the UK thanks to Amazon Web Services.

Global innovation at the heart of Europe

Europe is an important component of Amazon’s innovation story and global success. That’s why we continue to invest heavily in research and development, with teams in the UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, Slovakia, Poland, the Czech Republic, Romania, Austria and Ireland working on cutting-edge technology to help innovate on behalf of customers.

Amazon Business

Amazon Business is a marketplace of more than one hundred million B2B products on Amazon.co.uk, combined with a set of unique features designed to serve the procurement needs of businesses of every size. Purchasing online for businesses has never been easier – it’s everything customers know and love about Amazon, but for business.

Machine Learning: Using Algorithms to Sort Fruit

At Amazon, we’ve been engaged in the practical application of machine learning for many years now. Some of this work is highly visible, but much of what we do with machine learning happens beneath the surface – quietly but meaningfully improving our core operations.

Can I watch YouTube on Amazon Fire TV?

Yes. The official YouTube app is now live on compatible Fire TV devices in the UK.

Business Prime has launched in the UK

Amazon Business is excited to announce the launch of Business Prime, ahead of Prime Day which is coming up on 15th and 16th July 2019.

Read anywhere this summer with the all-new Kindle Oasis

The all-new Kindle Oasis features our best Paperwhite display ever—7” screen, the latest e-ink technology, and an adjustable warm light
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